K Line has commenced technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel “Fuelng Bellina” owned by FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum. The vessel has now become commercially operational in Singapore and is ready to supply LNG as marine fuel.
Fuelng Bellina’s debut in Singapore is a milestone for the maritime industry in their efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG). LNG enables vessels to emit less GHG when used as marine fuel compared to conventional heavy fuel oils; and having the Fuelng Bellina provide LNG bunkering on a ship-to-ship basis in Singapore offers more opportunities to various ship operators to choose a greener marine fuel.
K Line said in its announcement that it is “proud to get involved in this meaningful event through our technical expertise on ship management of liquefied gas carriers.”
The company reports that it will continue to promote its effort to reduce GHG emissions in accordance with the K Line Environmental Vision 2050, providing logistics services that are more environmentally low-loaded and highly efficient.